One Very Bad Habit Is Fueling the Global Recycling Meltdown

It’s called “wishcycling,” and pretty much all of us do it. by Jackie Mogensen edited by O Society September 10, 2019 If you’re like me, you’ve looked at a paper coffee cup or an empty tube of toothpaste and thought, “Is this recyclable?” before tossing it in the recycling bin, hoping someone, somewhere, would sort it … Continue reading One Very Bad Habit Is Fueling the Global Recycling Meltdown

The Human Zoo

As you may remember, true believers, last time we solved the riddle of the plucked chicken, black swan, and vampire duck. by O Society September 7, 2019 The Riddle goes like this: Trump's in it for the Trump, the whole Trump, and nothing but the Trump. So why in the jumpin' green Jehoshaphat would anyone follow … Continue reading The Human Zoo

Harry Potter Books Removed From Tennessee School Because Exorcist Says They Contain Real Spells

by Holly Meyer edited by O Society September 3, 2019 The students at St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville can no longer check out the popular Harry Potter book series from their school's library. The seven-book series depicting the magical adventures of a young wizard and his friends was removed from the library because of their content, the Rev. … Continue reading Harry Potter Books Removed From Tennessee School Because Exorcist Says They Contain Real Spells

Greta Thunberg responds to Asperger’s critics: ‘It’s a superpower’

Teenage climate activist responds to criticism, saying ‘when haters go after your looks and differences ... you know you’re winning’ by Alison Rourke edited by O Society September 2, 2019 Greta Thunberg spoke about her Asperger syndrome diagnosis after she being criticised for having the condition, saying it makes her a “different,” yet she considers it a … Continue reading Greta Thunberg responds to Asperger’s critics: ‘It’s a superpower’

Postmodernism as the Ideological Embellishment of “Progressive Neoliberalism”

Postmodernism is the ideological embellishment of the brutal neoliberal attack on Western societies' welfare launched in the late 1970s required in order to attain a "human," "liberal," and "progressive" face. Kamran Baradaran interviews Robert Pfaller edited by O Society August 30, 2019 ILNA: What is the role of “pleasure principle” in a world after the Berlin … Continue reading Postmodernism as the Ideological Embellishment of “Progressive Neoliberalism”

The Shadow, Projection, and the Scapegoat

“Psychic projection can be undone only by conscious mental understanding.” ~ Jean Gebser, The Ever-Present Origin. by Scott Preston edited by O Society August 21, 2019 The psychic mechanism of “projection” concerned Jean Gebser enough to spill a fair amount of ink on the problem, and his discussion of this issue is often quite insightful. … Continue reading The Shadow, Projection, and the Scapegoat

Marvel’s War on Terror

by Joshua Tait edited by O Society August 21, 2019 When the Norse god Loki threatens earth in the 2012 film The Avengers, the “playboy billionaire genius” Tony Stark confronts him in a Manhattan penthouse. Overlooking the cityscape, Stark warns Loki if earth’s most powerful superheroes “can’t protect the earth, you can be damned sure we’ll … Continue reading Marvel’s War on Terror